Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town’s big win in the FA Cup can help spark their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign into life.
The Poppies bounced back from a defeat at Stratford Town last weekend in fine style as they thrashed Market Drayton Town 5-0 in the first qualifying round on Saturday.
Andy Gooding struck twice from the penalty spot while Courtney Baker-Richardson, Will Grocutt and Jevani Brown completed the rout in Shropshire.
The win was easily the Poppies’ best since Law’s return as manager.
But can a victory over lower-ranked opposition help Kettering click into gear in the league?
The Poppies boss said: “Time will tell won’t it?
“A good run does help with confidence and it can help maintain the camaraderie and togetherness of the squad.
“Hopefully that will be the case for us.
“Now we have another week ahead of us and we need to focus on all the positives out of the win.
“And we have to make sure we take them into the league game at Paulton Rovers next Saturday.”
The draw of the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, which includes the Vanarama National League North and South clubs, is due to be made at lunchtime today (Monday).